You be the engineer and work the controls of a real model train! Get your ticket punched, then create your own wooden trains to take home, courtesy of the Rock River Valley Division of the National Model Train Association. And don’t forget to shovel some coal, fix some wheels and climb aboard your favorite blue engine in the Thomas & Friends™ exhibit!
Directions: Discovery Center Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.